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Problem with a Dual Boot Laptop

By phase4support ·
I have a dual boot system with Window ME in one parition and Windows 2000 Pro in another. In W2K I make the ME partition active, so that I could boot into it do to a little house cleaning. When the system attempted to boot into the ME partition anerror message appeared saying that ME was missing a file or two. Which one are unimportant to my question.
Okay, I wanted to simply change the active partition but found that if you boot using the Recovery Console and ERD or any combination thereof FDISK isn't there. How, with an unbootable system would I make the W2K partition active so that I can boot the machine?

Also, any other advice on how to prevent such mishaps in the future would be of great service!! (ie: 3d party software, how to fakeout Windows into booting to another partion, etc.)

Thanks!!!

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by saihib In reply to Problem with a Dual Boot ...

Hey.....you blew it. You screwed around with disk manager and hosed yourself. You can't just change active partitions around and not suffer the consequences. If you want to prevent such mishaps in the future, I suggest that you stay off the machine.

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by phase4support In reply to Problem with a Dual Boot ...

"If you want to prevent such mishaps in the future, I suggest that you say off the machine." Wow--Dukey01 such insight. Do everyone a favor, be part of the solution, not part of the problem!

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by phase4support In reply to Problem with a Dual Boot ...

No thanks to Dukey01 and his sarcastic response to my question, I figured out how to repair the problem. I simply pressed F10 as the machine was booting, chose the "Repair" option, and repaired the Windows 2K installation that I wanted to boot into. The machine then rebooted into W2K.

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